On Aug. 12, ACEP responded to a CMS request for information on additional ways to reduce the administrative burden for health care providers through the “Patients over Paperwork” initiative. We asked CMS to take the following actions:
- Postpone the Appropriate Use Criteria program. Although we got a clarification to the exemption for emergency medical conditions, we need more time to educate our members and hospitals about when the exemption is applicable.
- Make electronic health records easier to use and increase the ability to receive and exchange information about our patients.
- Require hospitals to share clinical data with clinical data registries to fulfill Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) reporting requirements.
- Simplify MIPS requirements for hospital-based clinicians.
- Revise existing criteria for adding new codes to the list of approved telehealth services to make it easier to add emergency telehealth codes to this list.
- Implement emergency medicine–specific alternative payment models (APMs) and specifically adopt ACEP’s APM, the Acute Unscheduled Care Model.
Learn more about ACEP’s work to reduce your administrative burden.